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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. the shift follows mounting demands to see the memos from members of congress. >> they should produce this legal document. i don't think they should hold back anymore. >> i'm going to pull out all the stops to get the actual legal analysis, because without it, in effect, the administration is practicing secret law. >> the move comes two days after nbc news reported on this confidential 16-page justice department white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected al qaeda leaders, such as american born anwar al. the white house called such targeted killing a lawful act of self-defense and concluded they did not require the target was plotting a specific attack in the immediate future. the contents of the memo drew sharp criticism from some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> civil liberties advocates say the white house move is not enough. >> it's a memo that really ought to be
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. >>> senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: what exactly is the sequester? if you think as the federal budget as a t-bone steak, it is like a butcher's knife loping off a big piece, a trillion dollars worth of domestic spending, what experts call the worst way to deal with the budget. they dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. in a few hours the pres
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Feb 10, 2013 8:00am EST
of partyers continued their mardi gras facilities. >>> paul bremer, the former u.s. envoy to iraq, laughed after the first shoe was thrown, tried to the catch the second shoe. the man that threw the shoe said he was delivering messages from sa dad hussein and the iraqi people. >>> boeing is hoping to get its troubled 787 dreamliner back in service as soon as possible. checking the plane, all the planes batteries after several problems were reported that month, ultimately grounding the commercial service fleet. a test flight was in the air on saturday. get this. the flight lasted a few hours and the crew described it as uneventful. >>> the search for life on mars continues with a big step forward for nasa. these pictures sent back after the curiosity rover drove through a rock on the red planet. scientists think the rock could hold evidence of a long lost wet environment. >> chris brown says he was trying to get away from the paparazzi when he crashed his car. he told police he was being chased when he ran his porsche into a wall in beverly hills. good thing nothing controversial ever happe
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sharp criticism there some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> and civil liberties advocates say the memo is not enough. >> it should be released to the public. if the administration is going to be claiming the authority to kill american citizens, it has an obligation to explain that claim to the public. >> the drone debate will be front and center today when white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan faces his confirmation hearing to be the new cia director. brennan has been the architect of the drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> i
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. the u.s. company operating the bus had no crashes in the past two years, according to federal records. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night, the president addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderapolis in the mid '90s. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threaten iing our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for extended background checks, reinstating the assault weapons ban remains the most controversial effort. president obama is ignoring the nation's economic challenges, critics say. >> our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >> reporter: immigration reform is critical, they say, to helping the nation's economy. those coming here to meet with the president, ceos from companies like yahoo! goldman sachs and coca cola. natalie? >> thank you so much, peter. >>> secretly laying out conditions for carrying out targeted killings of suspected american terro
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
and opening this door? >> you do have to have the key faub on you. >> reporter: made in the u.s.a. and available at the end of the year. this is where you plug in the cadillac. the knock on volkswagen beetle was that only women liked its rounded shape. this does not look like your dead's beetle. now it's sleeked down and souped up. so it's really shnell. >> it can be. >> it's swell and shnell. and that means fast. test out the latest four-wheel drives. i asked the folks at jeep for the keys to a brand new car. this is all they trust me with. more than a million square feet of innovation to see and sit in, you can really workup an appetite. fortunately, today's car can really take care of that too. i'm hungry. >> where would you like to search? >> reporter: bacon and eggs. they may still have four wheels but they've also got brains. and, guys, with the kind of weather that you're talking about out your way, perhaps this is the kind of thing -- oops. this is the kind of thing that you should be looking at. put a plow on the front and make a few bucks on the side. >> we could use t
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
the blast, saying it threatens u.s. security and that the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further, swift and credible action by the international community. the united states will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. now, the u.n. security council in new york has called an emergency session to discuss ratcheting up sanctions against north korea, but the reality is that north korea is pretty much sanctioned out already. unless china steps up and agrees to impose strict sanctions against north korea, it appears that they will continue on this course to develop nuclear weapons. and this test today, following the test of a ballistic missile last december should put to rest any claims or hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong un is any different from his father, kim jong il. there's a difference in styles but kim jong un seems just as intent on creating a nuclear weapon that will put north korea in a powerful position as a nuclear threat in that region. >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon for us t
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
's no suggestion yet horse meat labelled as beef has reached the u.s. but the struggle for everyone is to be sure the meat you're buying is what the label says it i is. >> that butcher is the type that knows everyone's name and customers trust him a local store. the problem is that kind of service can cost you more and when you're trying to feed a family, every dollar counts. >> kiir simmons, thanks. >>> a special moment in american history is making major waves along san diego's waterfront. alongside the giant kiss statute to explain, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. san diego a big military community. there are many people who think this is incredibly patriotic and others who just plain think it's an eyesore. people have actually resigned over this. a 25 foot 14,000 pound piece of art that is stirring up a plus-size controversy. it is one of history's most iconic images, the photograph taken at the end of world war ii has become larger than life. not everyone likes how literally one artist took that. >> the ultimate in bad taste. >> reporter: stewart johnson's 25 foot statute
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
and moves to the east. now, again, as we take our look here at the u.s., the rest of the country, we are dealing with what the weather channel is calling winter storm nemo, it is bringing in quite a snow, blizzard-like conditions. we're also looking at wet weather down through the gulf coast. we expect to see severe weather developing over the next 24 hours through central texas and making its way tomorrow on into the gulf coast. look for a lot of snow out through the rockies, plenty of sunshine through the central plains. temperatures are on the cool side through the southwest into southern california. chillier than usual. we also look for still leftover snow from michigan on into ohio. some parts of michigan, yes, in the last 24 hours, northern michigan, picking up 15 inches of snow, snarling traffic and bringing down power lines and we expect also to see plenty of sunshine through the southeast. we're going to have your local forecast in just a little bit, but first, this message. "love" a collection by prabal gurung, exclusively at target. for a limited time. >>> 7:20 on a friday
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST
to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad regime is russia. he will meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. as he continues what he's calling a listening tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell, traveling with the secretary in london, this morning, thank you. # >>> more legal trouble for the >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meantime oscar pistorius is free on bail as he awaits murder charges in the death of reeva steenka steen
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Feb 26, 2013 2:05am PST
at the next several days. still seeing this major winter storm in the middle part of the u.s. eventually moving into the great lakes, including chicago and detroit. winter storm going to do a number here with the snow and the wind. going to be down right dangerous to be on the road throughout much of the plains and the midwest where this storm does track. temperatures are going to be for highs only into the 30s. so some areas may start out as rain and then change over to snow. as things get colder an the storm moves in. then for tomorrow, we're going to see the temperatures in the 30s for the mideast part. throughout the midwest. and a few lingering showers by thursday. northeast, 40. so get into some of the big e states you're 2k50e8ing with the rain shower. parts of nepg and the northeast, away from the higher elevations, from the colder spots. we'll have a better chance for some snow. then on saturday, things are turning rather quiet. just a few shower a few snow showers around the eastern lakes. other wise such of the country is going to get a little bit of a break from that series o
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am EST
. major war against the cyber u.s. nonzript neighborhood and this 12-story building, the source of thousands of cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies, spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report confirmed by u.s. intelligence, it is the headquarters of unit 61398, cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. >> the chinese government sapgsing these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets, the news media, including "the new york times," the washington post and wall street journal. and familiar brands like coca cola, facebook. ugly gorilla and dota, according to this instructional video from the computer security firm that did the study. >> we see dota logging in. >> reporter: attackers send deceptive e-mails, tricking users to clicking on a malicious link to a phony website so the hackers can steal confidential files, grabbing them back to shanghai. >> when these compan
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> savannah, thank you. we're learning more about thorng about the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of p
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am PST
for. >> reporter: no indication yet the horse meat labeled beef has reached the u.s., but be sure the meat you're buying is what the label says it is. that butcher is the kind of guy who knows everyone's name, customers trust him. the trouble is, david, of course, that kind of service can cost you more, and when you're trying to feed a family, every dollar counts. >> thanks very much this morning. savannah? >>> a massive sculpture commemorating a special moment in american history is making waves this morning along san diego's waterfront. kristen dahlgren to explain. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. san diego is a big military town, so many people see this as incredibly patriotic. others just see it as an eyesore. people have actually resigned over it. take a look. 25-foot, 14,000-pound statue is causing a plus-sized controversy. it is one of history's most iconic images, the photograph taken at the end of world war ii has become larger than life, but not everyone likes how literally one artist took that. >> the ultimate in bad taste. >> reporter: the 25-foot bro
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard and the national transportation safety board, the ntsb, are heavily involved, interviewing passengers and crew, trying to determine why the fire broke out and how it was handled and ultimately trying to prevent something like this from ever happening again. lester? >> thanks. the ordeal on the carnival "triumph" was difficult for everyone on board. for some, it did become a dire emergency. our chief medical correspondent, dr. nancy snyderman, has a story of one family's dream cruise that turned into a hair-raising evacuation on the high seas. [ cheers ] >> they're safe! >> thank you. >> reporter: their trip was supposed to be a birthday party and family reunion at sea. planned for more than a year and including 31 relatives. >> for me it was the most scariest part. i thought they're here for my birthday. >> reporter: this trip of a lifetime was ruined when at 5:30 last sunday the ship's p.a. system sounded alarms. their thoughts instantly turned to one member -- rachel alderett, 54 years old and suffering kidney disease. she nee
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Feb 28, 2013 7:00am PST
it as a real change. secretary of state kerry wants to show that he's taking the position seriously. >> the u.s. now saying it will provide nonlethal aid to the opposition. describe. >> they've already been doing that. i think what you're seeing is more nonlethal aid. the united states until now mob providing communication mostly radio. about $50 million. today, secretary kerry said there will be another $60 million, another toe in the water, if you will, toward the opposition to provide them with food. to provide them with money. to help govern liberated areas. it's significant, because when you put another toe in the water, there's a possibility that you're going to jump in with the full body. but that's not what we're seeing right now. it's non -- military aid, nonlethal aid. it's a little more. >> there has always been some reluctance on the part of the administration, as you said to dive too deeply into this concept of syria. and one of the areas they cite is not knowing who the opposition is. and the concern there might be al qaeda among the opposition fighters. what would you say to that
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Feb 9, 2013 2:05am PST
and 1964 are the largest generation in u.s. history. yet, there are many myths and misconceptions about them. >> here to tell us what she's learned about her generation is "today" contributor and host of "rltv's boomers 2.0, a generation and reimagined" and "rethink 50 plus" is our good friend jane pauley. >> hi, jane. >> a little cleavage in the morning. >> that is what we like. >> that's the way we like our jane. let's be honest. >> thank you for pointing that out. thank you so much for pointing that out. >> that's what we're here for. >> by the way, my generation is our generation. >> right, exactly. >> you, hoda, are the trailing edge. she's on the cusp. you're the trailing edge. i'm the leading edge of the baby boomers. >> i'm right there with you. >> you're ripe. >> oh, boy am i ripe. >> you certainly are. >> rltv in partnership with aarp has done these two programs on the next week on the 14th -- wednesday, i think -- re-evaluating the impact of our generation. i mean, everybody knows the impact we have had, but that we continue to have is the issue, and the numbers would surpris
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00am PST
a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal serviceĀ®, no business too small. >> by now you v probably seen the commercials where they blindfold people and put them in these filthy-looking room which tells us they stink but the people aren't bowled over by the stench. we wanted to learn more about the science behind those adds and the $3.5 billion air scent industry. we went to philadelphia to see about that. with the commercials and campaigns, the makers of febreze try to convince you their products can mask the most offensive orders leaving people misty phied. it turns out, there is serious science behind the ads and the obnoxious odors. dr. pamela dalton is a researcher at the minel chemical center. she studies the way we process smells. she asked us to show us how those spritzes and sprays can evoke so much. >> if somebody entered the room as they do in the commercial without the blindfold, they would be very bias about their expectations of what the room should smell like. >> without seeing the mess, it is almost impossible to smell it, which i found out firsthand.
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Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
to be around $50 billion. that's greater than any u.s. hurricane except for katrina in 2005. the report also blames 72 deaths directly on sandy, making it the deadliest hurricane to strike the northeast in four decades. >>> we are mourning the loss of veteran nbc news correspondent tom aspul who spent 20 years with nbc, covering world-changing events including the fall of saddam hussein and the war in afghanistan. he was 62 years old. all of us who work with him remember him so well and loved him dearly. >>> it was a ride to remember for a pregnant woman heading to the hospital a few days ago in connecticut with three feet of snow on the ground from that blizzard and lori wood, about to give birth, five neighbors fashioned a car luggage carrier into a sled. they then dragged her 1,000 yards until they found a plowed road and a car that could get her to the hospital. and she gave birth to this beautiful little baby boy, jimmy, about an hour later. that's an adventure into the world. more baby news also this morning. alec baldwin and his wife are expecting their first child together. hilaria b
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> zeroed in on that shanghai nondiscrypt neighborhood and 12 story building. cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report, confirmed by u.s. intelligence, the it is the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. army. >> it's actually not just from china. the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets, the news media, including "the new york times," the washington post and "wall street journal" and familiar brands like coca cola, facebook. and now apple. the hackers have names like ugly gorilla and dota, according to this instructional video from the computer security firm that did the study. >> here we see dota logging into one of its e-mail accounts. >> reporter: how does it work? the attackers penetrate a computer sending deceptive e-mails, trick ing users to clicking on a
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Feb 27, 2013 7:00am PST
in new york. coming up from here, we'll talk to one of the u.s. cardinals who will help elect the next pope. as you know, the church has dealt with a lot of controversies and challenges in recent years. what are the cardinals looking for in the next leader? we'll get into that, matt. >> savannah, i don't want to telltales out of school, but you flew to rome overnight with cardinal dolan of new york. so, did you ask him who he might be voting for? >> it's possible. i may have asked him a few more questions. listen, if i had any confessions to make, it was extremely handy. we highway good chat and talked about the big decision facing him. he mentioned he is new at this as well. this will be his first conclave. i think he is looking forward to getting more information as well. >> i can just see you getting close to him as he was sleeping to see if he was talking in his sleep. we'll let you go at that. >> i know. and trying to get the wine over there, too, but no, no. i would noefr do that. >>> this sounds like something out of the movies. one man out west decided to bury his multimillion
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00am EST
up, they would run over to the volleyball court. we brought the sport over to the u.s. and we have amazing athletes. >> like soccer, no hands? >> no hands. >> head, feet, chest, everything else is okay? >> wow! >> there's no chance we could possibly do this. >> yeah. well -- >> you could use your feet? >> you can use your head. >> your head, shoulders. players smash it with their feet at the net. >> like a spike? >> like a spike. if you were acrobatic enough to crush it with your feet, that counts as two. >> is this catching on here? >> yeah. soccer players are playing. volleyball players that will leave their court and -- >> is it a coed sport? >> coed. it's like beach volleyball. we mix it up all the time. we have great athletes on the other side there as well. >> i'm not going to take my shirt off but that's exactly what i look like with my shirt off. >> are we going to give it a go? >> let's give it a chance. >> we need your help. somebody has to get in here. come on, savannah. >> oh, no. >> hurry up, guys. >> let's go. >> no hands, right? >> i play soccer. >> each one on -- >>
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
that very reverberated throughout europe and the u.s. and for that he apologized. >> the innocent victims of this crime. >> he has taken on modern issues, speaking about climate change and starting twitter, facebook, and youtube accounts while reinforcing the stand on homosexuality. he will eventually move into a residence in the vatican. they are hoping to elect a new pope by the end of march before he's star easter. he will not be able to vote for his successor because he's over the age of 80. >> michelle, thank you. >>> los angeles police department is hoping that a $1 million reward will lead to new clues in the search for former cop, christopher dorner, accused of killing a police officer and a couple engaged to be married. sources say he dumped his police uniform and ammunition the morning after the first two murders last weekend. his trail went cold in the mountains three miles outside of los angeles. >>> and now for a look for what is trending today, a quick round-up of what has you trending online. spotify has released the top songs for valentine's day. topping the list is "i won
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Feb 22, 2013 7:00am PST
: the judge just upped pistorius' bail to 1 million ran, the equivalent of 112,000 u.s. dollars and lots of conditions on this. pistorius has to surrender his passport, firearms, can't use drugs or alcohol, can't return to the crime scene which is his home. he needs permission to leave his town and has to check in with police twice a week. savannah? >> all right. michele kosinski with the breaking news in south africa. let's turn to john cue kelly a defense attorney who's got a lot of experience covering trials. john, good morning to you. >> how are you doing? >> good. let's look at this bail decision in perspective. i mean on the one hand, we saw a judge who really ripped the prosecution's case, aspects of it, called into question aspects of pistorius' story. does the bail decision have any real influence on what will ultimately happen at trial? >> no, it doesn't. it did give us a good look in terms of how the evidence will be received at trial. the judge didn't base his bail decision just on the strength or weakness of the prosecution's case. it had a lot to do with the community ties
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Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
in the snow today will help them in their search. meanwhile, police and u.s. marshals removed approximately ten bags of evidence from dorner's mother's home yesterday. police say both his mother and sister cooperated with the search. dorner is wanted for allegedly going on a deadly revenge-fueled rampage, targeting fellow officers and law enforcement officials he blames for ending his police career. >>> a new details this morning on the murder of a controversial south bay millionaire. documents just released reveal how ravi kumra was killed. he was died on his kitchen floor of asphyxiation. suspect used packaging tape to blindfold and gag him and tied his hands and feet behind his back. three men and a woman have been charged in connection with in case. police say kumra frequently hired prostitutes, including the woman who is in custody. they believe she turned over information about his mansion to other suspects who are gang members. the gangs are known to carry out home invasions, targeting asian and indian families. according to the affidavit, dna evidence led them to those suspects. >>>
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
, in ninth grade. he hadn't had u.s. history yet. i didn't think that he was going to get the question about history when i saw the category military guys because even in the turn he hadn't been getting a lot of the military or american history questions. >> wow! sizing up the competition. >> we're going to play our own game of jeopardy right now. >> it's all on you. it's all on him. >> no, it's not. >> yes, it is. >> we didn't rig it like that. which president was the only one to be elected twice but not in a row? was it -- [ buzzer ] >> grover cleveland. >> yeah, it was grover cleveland. yeah. >> very good. >> all right. >> we're doing great so far. >> when you say "we." >> you mean leonard? >> me and leonard. >> i was actually going to give you a multiple choice. >> i don't think that's going to be happening a lot. >> i wouldn't have even needed to know a president. which president gave camp david its name after his father and grandson? >> eisenhower. >> dwight d. eisenhower is correct. that's an old person answer. >> that's good. tied 1-1 now. >> question three, folks. here we go. which
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